The mission of the Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation is to give youth a voice to provide financial and human resources to projects and programs that benefit youth in Muskingum County.
The Community Youth Foundation (CYF) is a component fund of the Muskingum County Community Foundation. The Members of the Community Youth Foundation are selected from area high schools. CYF was established with surplus funds from the Foundation's 2000 Groundhog Day Celebration. Members were introduced to the community during the National Philanthropy Day Celebration on November 14, 2000, at the Schultz Mansion in Zanesville. The first meeting of the CYF was held January 20, 2001.
Members meet monthly during the school year. They distribute grants to youth service groups, select local scholarship winners, and work on teambuilding and leadership activities with other members. Members also participate in additional service projects throughout the year, selected by them to improve the quality of life for youth in Muskingum County. For more information about CYF projects, please visit the events page or photo gallery.
If you have a community service project idea, are interested in assistance from CYF members on a project, or are part of another teen leadership group in the community that may be interested in partnering with CYF on a project, please contact MCCF by calling (740) 453-5192. Projects do not need to serve youth as their primary population, but all projects are considered and approved for member participation by the CYF Advisor.
2016 - 2017
President: Abby Neal
Vice President: Emma Palko
Secretary: Elli Shaw
Treasurer: Aaron Ashby
Fundraising Chair: Juniper Glass-Klaiber
Communication Chair: Kaitlyn Lafferty